Thu 9/12-Sat 9/14
The season of free outdoor concerts and music series is mostly over. But there are several festival-type events in September where you can catch a lot of local musical talent without shelling out that much money (or any at all). One of those is the Heights Music Hop, now in its seventh year.
The event, which started as an evening of bands performing in restaurants, bars and shops along Lee Road, has expanded to three nights in three Cleveland Heights commercial districts. It starts in Thursday in Coventry Village, moves to Cedar-Fairmount on Friday and concludes on Saturday, the big night, with music at nearly 20 locations along Lee Road in the Cedar-Lee district.
Among the more than 70 bands/artists playing are some who’ve been mainstays of the local music scene, others you may have heard a lot of buzz about, and some you may never heard of. They range from singer/songwriters to jazz, hard rock to folk, hip hop to reggae, R&B to improvised, experimental music. Best of all, virtually all focus on their own original music: no tribute or cover bands in the lot.
For a full schedule of bands, venues and performance times, go here.